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Young girls are a user group often neglected in the design of technical devices. In this paper, we describe a method for involving pre-teen and teen girls in a concept design process. With this target group we have experienced serious challenges in applying traditional participatory design methods, such as observations or interviews. As a solution, we have(More)
This paper introduces the use of social network analysis for socially constructed data to study inter-organizational systems of innovation and their value-add supply chain. Through social network analysis, we explore the structure of relationships among Chinese technology-based companies, foreign technologybased companies with Chinese locations, Chinese(More)
Business ecosystems consist of a heterogeneous and continuously evolving set of entities that are interconnected through a complex, global network of relationships. However, there is no well-established methodology to study the dynamics of this network. Traditional approaches have primarily utilized a single source of data of relatively established firms;(More)
In this paper we describe the development and use of a novel, practical approach to the design of a mobile multimedia terminal for a virtual community. The specific design goal was a dedicated mobile terminal concept for horse aficionados who belong to the virtual stables community. We had to use a creative approach since the design was for a device of(More)
This research focuses on analysing knowledge processes of the design process, especially the early phases of the design process that can be called concept design. It aims at developing a body of knowledge that builds on the relevant issues toward user-centred design in a form of a framework. This is intended to apply, organise and synthesise processes,(More)
The aim of this research is to explore what kinds of insights information visualization of social media data can provide for co-organizing conferences. Our paper focuses on Twitter in 'during-conference' use. We present a case study based on CMAD2013 conference and on the tweet traffic during the conference day. We applied the process of data-driven visual(More)
This paper provides an evidence-based approach to understanding the relationship infrastructure of spatially defined innovation ecosystems in three metropolitan areas. With the Triple Helix framework, the ecosystem perspective, and shared vision for transformation initiatives, we explore relationships as structure in the metropolitan areas of Austin, TX;(More)
This paper presents a mobile handheld device, called “Ponycom”, for virtual community access and communication purposes. The research approach is user centred, i.e. the needs and requirements of a specific user group, namely the members of virtual stables, are examined. Based on the results, a design concept of a dedicated mobile handheld device for active(More)